Even though we’ve know this for a while now, thanks to paparazzi photos that have surfaced, Marvel Studios would like you to know that they are now in production on Captain Marvel, with Brie Larsen playing the titular super-heroine.
Marvel issued a press release today announcing the (not) news and buried within it was some interesting casting news that revealed the return of actors Clark Gregg, Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou to the big screen Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Pace and Hounson both appeared in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, so given the outer space setting of at least part of this story, it seems appropriate that these two actors make an appearance. Now, I know that you ar probably thinking that Pace’s character Ronan The Accuser didn’t quite it to the end credits of that movie. While death is never quite a sure and final thing in comic books, Ronan can appear in Captain Marvel because the film is set in the 1990s, several years before the alien megalomaniac meets his demise. This also is the loophole that allows Gregg to return as beloved SHIELD agent Phil Coulson, who is believed by most of the heroes in the present day MCU to be dead, although he was resurrected and has been headlining his own TV show over on ABC.
Here is the complete press release –
Principal photography has begun in Los Angeles for March 8, 2019 release!
Carol Danvers soars onto the big screen with her own solo adventure, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” on March 8, 2019!
Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, “Captain Marvel.” The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Get a glimpse of Brie Larson getting hands-on help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander, on a recent trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers, below!
Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, Oscar®- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson, costume designer Sanja Hays, editors Elliot Graham and Debbie Berman, two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend, stunt coordinator Jim Churchman and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick.